Notting Hill Gate tube station
Notting Hill Gate tube station is a London Underground station in the street known as Notting Hill Gate. On the Central Line, it is between Holland Park to the west and Queensway to the east. On the District Line and Circle Line it is between High Street Kensington and Bayswater stations. It is on the boundary of Travelcard Zone 1 and Zone 2.
The sub-surface Circle and District line platforms were opened on 1 October 1868 by the Metropolitan Railway (MR) as part of its extension from Paddington to Gloucester Road. The Central line platforms were opened on 30 July 1900 by the Central London Railway (CLR). Entrances to the two sets of platforms were originally via separate station buildings on opposite sides of the road and access to the CLR platforms was originally via lifts.
The station name Notting Hill Gate had potential for confusion with the MR station to the north in Ladbroke Grove which was known as "Notting Hill" when opened in 1864, and renamed "Notting Hill & Ladbroke Grove" in 1880. This latter station eventually, in 1919, dropped its reference to Notting Hill, becoming "Ladbroke Grove (North Kensington)" in 1919 and, simply, "Ladbroke Grove" in 1938 (see Ladbroke Grove tube station).
Portobello Road, famous for Portobello Market
Kensington Palace Gardens
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tyro (19228) 2011-03-15 3:38
This is a finely composed shote with wonderful perspective created by the line of stone arches and the figures diminishing toward the background. Incredibly sharp and clear and well-exposed and with lovely colours.
But I just wonder exactly what he is photographing? Just the "Notting Hill Gate" sign?
A lovely picture, well composed and and interesting note to accompany it!
timecapturer (46401) 2011-03-15 3:56
a nice take this, real life imagery and a strange twist to your normal tourist shot! I wonder if he is a TE member? Flawless composition, light and detail, well seen and created.
snunney (80537) 2011-03-15 4:39
An interesting composition with a pleasant atmosphere to it. The photographer is well placed in the frame and I like the repeating motifs of the arches that help give the image depth. Good colours and clarity.
Sergiom (56449) 2011-03-15 5:26
Je ne sais pas au juste ce que ce photographe peut bien vouloir saisir si près de la pancarte, mais il est bien équipé pour sa journée de touriste, le chapeau et les souliers confortables.
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2011-03-15 9:21
Nice repeated patterns og the arches. You have placed the photographer nicely on the left. Good pov.
paninho (2931) 2011-03-16 3:47
Un fragment de vie très bien capté! Bonne gestion de la lumière et très bonne mise en perspective! Bien joué!
jhm (136580) 2011-03-16 5:11
London has a lot nice places for take, great depth and perspective picture.
Lovely colors, nice presentation too.
The photographer in foreground is a nice addition element.
Very well done, TFS.